A laminated 16" x 20" poster graphically depicting 10
proposed “Commandments of Phlebotomy” in
full-color art. Suitable for framing or posting in specimen
collection and/or processing areas. Posting these proposed “commandments” reinforces blood sample collection and handling practices that every healthcare professional should obey.
Thou Shalt Protect Thyself From Injury
Thou Shalt Identify Thy Patients
Thou Shalt Puncture the Skin at About a Fifteen-Degree Angle
Thou Shalt Glorify the Medial Vein
Thou Shalt Invert Tubes Immediately After Collection
Thou Shalt Attempt to Collect Specimens Only From an Acceptable Site
Thou Shalt Label Specimens at the Bedside
Thou Shalt Stretch the Skin at the Puncture Site
Thou Shalt Know When to Quit
Thou Shalt Treat All Patients as if They Were Family
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